When I think of Easter dressing, I envisage copious muted pastel hues, floral prints, and dainty accessories one would don to a family affair—namely roast dinners, egg hunts and church services. It reflects the hopeful season, brighter days ahead and the emergence of summer. The injection of colour is much welcomed after the moody colours of winter. Last season’s dopamine dressing has paved the way for bolder, statement choices this summer, however for a long weekend spent outdoors with friends and family, I’m gravitating towards classic, muted outfits and comfortable separates.
It’s nearing the time when we can show more skin without quivering and April dressing is all about transitioning into lighter, breathable fabrics that are soft to the touch. As for colours, it’s all about the soft hues you’ll find nestled amongst a packet of mini eggs—think sweet pastels, rusty oranges and apple greens. Also, off-white and neutral ensembles are always a good idea (as long as you’re not too clumsy).
If you’re not really one to dress up, I’ve included some pieces to lounge in at home too, while you’re watching your favourite feel-good films and making your way through endless Easter eggs (why do they taste so much better than regular chocolate?). On the contrary, there are also options if you’re hoping to venture out for some quality time with loved ones.
We’re spoilt for choice at this time with a smorgasbord of styling options. There’s raffia, open-toe sandals, and the simple pleasure of wearing winter knits as outerwear, after finally ditching that puffer coat. It’s all in the mix and match and that is something to truly embrace. These are some outfits I think are perfect for Easter.